|Chana Mlotek 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Chana Mlotek, renowned musicologist and folklorist specializing in Yiddish music, theatre, and poetry, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1922, Eleanor “Chana” Gordon and her older sister Malka grew up in the Sholem Aleichem Amalgamated Homes in the Bronx where they were immersed in Yiddish language and culture...
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|Linda Gritz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Linda Gritz, medical writer, grew up in the Bronx. Her father was born in a town outside of Warsaw, and came to the U.S. at age 10, just two years before the Nazi invasion. He became an American immediately, learning English within three months and rebelling from his orthodox family by refusing to be bar mitzvah-ed, and making the switch from soccer to stickball. Her mother was born in New York, though her parents were from Lodz...
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